Volunteerism: Ford celebrates Better World Promise with Global Caring Month

Over 14,000 employees across operations come together to celebrate Global Month of Caring in September.

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NEW DELHI: Across 40 projects, Ford India employees will contribute in areas of education, environmental sustainability, safety, health and humanitarian support, across Chennai, Sanand, Gurgaon and Coimbatore.

The core focus will be on strengthening efforts on Education and Sustainability. The initiatives will be supported by Ford dealership network in 186 cities.

“Marking the 10th anniversary of Ford Volunteer Corps – Its international network of 30,000 volunteers, the signature Global Week of Caring this year has been expanded from a week in September to the entire month.”, Ford said.

Reiterating the commitment to sustainability, volunteers and dealerships will undertake tree sapling planting in areas near operations. Chennai operation will undertaking a beach clean-up drive at the Injambakkam TVS Avenue Beach and the restoration of the Selvapuram lake in Coimbatore.

Globally, Ford Motor Company announces an initiative that strengthens its leadership in community service and provides younger employees an innovative opportunity to explore their growing interest in civic engagement and volunteering.

  • Ford and Executive Chairman Bill Ford have launched the Bill Ford Better World Challenge, a global grant program that will award up to $500,000 to community service projects identified by company employees.
  • The program, jointly funded by the company and Bill Ford, will work in tandem with Ford Volunteer Corps, Ford’s international network of 30,000 volunteers that is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

The Ford Volunteer Corps was launched by Bill Ford in the year 2005 in response to the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami.

Whether helping children read, fighting hunger or delivering clean water, thousands of employees/ volunteers have worked on 9,000 projects in more than 40 countries, contributing more than 1 million hours of community service.

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